What’s Happening In Cottage Country on July 7/2023

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy morning here, waking up in Cottage Country. But we did have a nice rain starting in the afternoon yesterday and through the night. Today we should see a wee bit of sunshine with a possible thunderstorm. The good news is the rain of course, but the temperature has cooled down a lot, to where it is more comfortable. Which puts a smile on my face.

Highway 522 is still very busy these days with lots of folks moving around, coming into our area from all over. If there is one thing that never changes all that much is people take their holidays no matter what. And I can’t say I blame them. The only drawback is the cost of things these days. I have also noticed that the produce in the stores today are mostly from other countries and what they are selling shouldn’t be allowed on the shelves, as most as much as I hate to say this … is rotten, and I am not kidding. One Isle we went down smelled so bad with bad vegetables it brought tears to my eyes. Another store we went to the cherries were all moldy and rotten, they couldn’t be eaten. Another store we went to the Brussels sprouts we bought as ours weren’t ready yet, they were so stringy and hard that no matter how much you cooked them they would never soften up. Had to throw most away. And that is another thing. We are paying all these high prices, and a lot of things we are getting for our hard-earned dollars isn’t good at all. Hell, even the meat in most of the stores today is cut all wrong and so tough that you can’t chew it even if you cut it in tiny pieces. You know when my wife and I were farming our fruit and vegetables had to pass a lot of restrictions before being allowed on the store shelves. Today it isn’t that way as truth be told most everything we see in the stores are grown in other countries other than right here in Canada and what a shame that is. Now in saying that there are still some very good family farmers out there, but there are also a lot that thinks they are farmers when they aren’t. Today our powers to be, think, that farming can be taught in schools, when in reality good farms are passed down from generation to generation. And it should also be noted that without productive farms eventually a country will fail, as simply put if you can’t support your own you soon parish. And it is happening here in Canada now, but it is being hidden and covered up. And what a shame that is. Anyway, that is my rant for the day, not sure how I got onto that.

Bug Report: Everything is good in that department.

On another note, my wife and I did get our mowing done yesterday before the rain hit, and we also had some folks here in town help us put in a new washer and dryer. It was a challenge for sure as I had to widen our stairway leading into the basement beforehand. But it had to be done eventually, and now we can get pretty well anything up and down the stairs. Today I will put things back together. Which should keep us busy for most of the day. With owning a home, there is always something that needs to be done. But it’s still better than renting, which only makes other folks rich. Not saying renting is a bad thing, but here again the rent they are charging today for apartments and houses is outrageous. And the worst part is we keep on bringing more people into our country when we have no place to keep them or jobs, so they can support themselves. They say we need more people to fill the jobs we have now, but I don’t believe that for a minute. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see what is really happening.
Anyway, you all have a good day. GW

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